Science: Laytex After Lastex

Not blushing to use the word "revolutionary," U. S. Rubber Co. last week announced Laytex, a new insulation.

Laytex is made from latex (rubber tree milk) from which proteins, sugars and water solubles are removed. Lengths of wire to be insulated are fed vertically through tanks containing the processed milk. At each immersion a film of milk adheres to the wire and dries, any excess falling back into the tank. Thus, by repeated dippings, the insulation is built around the conductor, the wire is accurately centred, and...

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